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Will Ohio Become the 17th State to Allow Residents to Carry Concealed Guns Without a License?

Ohio may become the 17th state to allow individuals to carry concealed guns without a permit. Currently, in the state of Ohio, in order to obtain a concealed handgun license, which is valid for 5 years, an Ohio resident must...more

Pullman & Comley, LLC

ALERT: Connecticut Supreme Court vastly expands the scope of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (“CUTPA”)

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In a landmark decision, the Connecticut Supreme Court reinstated a case brought by the Sandy Hook families against Bushmaster, Remington, and other gun manufacturers in the case of Soto v. Bushmaster. ...more

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West Virginia Legislative Brief: Commentary from Gil White - March 2019

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Legislative Action by the Numbers: 1,142 bills introduced in the House of Delegates - 676 bills introduced in the State Senate - 215 bills have passed the House of Delegates - 224 bills have passed the State Senate -...more

Davis Brown Law Firm

2019 Legislative Report - Week Six

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With two weeks left to go before the first legislative funnel (information on the funnel process in last week’s blog post), progress was made on both the policy and appropriations fronts. Floor work is heating up in both...more

Davis Brown Law Firm

2019 Legislative Report - Week Four

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This week, hundreds of bills were introduced and many were acted upon. There has been an uptick in the pace at which bills are being assigned and advancing through the subcommittee and committee process, which has resulted in...more

Davis Brown Law Firm

2019 Legislative Report - Week One

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The 88th General Assembly convened this week, with Republicans holding a 32-18 majority in the Senate and a 54-46 majority in the House. Floor action focused on canvassing the 2018 election, organizing the chambers,...more

Murtha Cullina

Ten Things You Should Know About the 2019 Session of the Connecticut General Assembly

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Politically, a very big blue wave crashed in Connecticut this past November. The State House and Senate are firmly in the hands of Democrats. ...more

Littler

Dear Littler: Do I Have to Allow Guns in the Workplace?

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I’m a vice president of a retail company operating in five states. While visiting one of our stores, I overheard some employees talking about their handguns. One mentioned keeping her firearm in her car, while another said he...more

Proskauer - Proskauer For Good

Defending the Massachusetts Assault Weapons Ban

Earlier this month, Proskauer filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence in support of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ ban on assault weapons, such as the AK-47 or the AR-15, and...more

McAfee & Taft

Firearms or marijuana? Federal law says you can’t have one with the other

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With the medical marijuana licensing process now underway in Oklahoma, it might be well to consider some of the effects that holding a patient or commercial license have on an individual’s ability to exercise the right to...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Tennessee Gives Employers Option to Allow Limited Carrying of Concealed Firearms at Work

Tennessee property owners, including employers, are generally authorized to prohibit the possession of weapons by any person at meetings conducted by an employer or on property owned, operated, managed, or under the control...more

Morris James LLP

Guns, Guns, and Guns – Tarasoff 3.0?

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No topic has been hotter this year than gun control. The debate has raged with bills into the double digits on bump stocks, magazine sizes, purchase age, bans, and protection orders. While most of these bills that make it to...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

What's New In Washington - March 2018

Washington saw a flurry of bipartisan activity over the last few weeks. Most notably, Republican and Democratic negotiators reached a long-awaited deal on sequestration budget caps. The compromise, announced on February 7 as...more

Proskauer - Proskauer For Good

Gun Safety Now

I was first affected by gun violence in 1993, when an armed gunman entered the conference room of a San Francisco law firm during a deposition and opened fire. Two people in that conference room were killed, and I knew both...more

Pullman & Comley - School Law

The Focus of Pullman & Comley’s Recent Superintendents’ Forum Was School Security and Whether School Districts Should Hire Armed,...

In a recent article, the Washington Post estimated that since the shooting in Columbine, there has been an average of ten shootings a year in American schools. That brings the total to 190 — and counting. What are the...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

DFS Has NRA Relationships, Rent-to-Own Lenders in Its Sight

Banks in New York have been warned: The state’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) will be keeping a close eye on relationships with the National Rifle Association (NRA) and similar organizations....more

SmithAmundsen LLC

Gun Violence And Changing Laws: What Employers Need To Know

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YouTube’s experience on April 3, 2018, in which a non-employee with no direct link to the company entered the workplace and started shooting a firearm at employees, highlighted concern for an “active shooter” scenario in the...more

Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act: Fundamental Changes To Florida's Gun Laws

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The Parkland school shooting has prompted significant changes in Florida’s gun laws involving the mentally ill and those who pose a danger to themselves and others. The passage of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

They Giveth and They Taketh Away - 2018 West Virginia Legislative Session and Employers

This year’s regular session of the West Virginia legislature simultaneously granted employers more rights while taking some away. The Giveth - First, the good news. Employers in West Virginia may now withhold from an...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Links Between Animal Cruelty And Violent Acts Against People

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In the wake of mass shootings, legislators across the country have been introducing bills to address the tragic and needless loss of life-some good, others not so much. In New Jersey, a set of sister bills (S2239 and...more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

UPDATED: List of Potential Ballot Measures for November Election Starts to Come Into Focus

(Note: The information below is an update to a previous client alert regarding the status of ballot initiatives with approved petition formats and current appeals before the Colorado Supreme Court.) With the deadline to...more

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

March 2018: Opioids and Guns: Claims of Public Nuisance – Who May Be Liable

Two issues of importance to product liability lawyers—and indeed the public at large—have dominated recent news cycles: the opioid abuse crisis and the scourge of school gun violence. When crises like these arise, the...more

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Business Litigation Report - March 2018

Opioids and Guns: Claims of Public Nuisance – Who May Be Liable - Two issues of importance to product liability lawyers—and indeed the public at large—have dominated recent news cycles: the opioid abuse crisis and the...more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

List of Potential Ballot Measures for November Election Starts to Come Into Focus

With the deadline to submit proposed ballot measures for the November election passing last Friday, Colorado voters and policymakers can now see the full range of potential measures—and topics—that voters might see when they...more

Littler

West Virginia Employers No Longer Allowed to Prohibit Guns in Vehicles in Company Parking Lots

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On March 21, 2018, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed into law House Bill 4187, referred to as the Business Liability Protection Act, which limits an employer’s ability to prohibit the lawful possession of firearms...more

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